People and Power

  • December 19, 2014

    In light of the significant and growing differences between the Scottish and UK parliaments, Quakers in Britain have appointed an Edinburg-based officer.

  • December 19, 2014

    From time-to-time, unsurprisingly, people ask us about the name 'Ekklesia'. We have an FAQ on that, which you can find here (, but it is something that we should probably talk about more.

  • December 11, 2014

    A US Senate report revealing widespread use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency has stirred up heated debate. International human rights activists have called for those responsible to be held to account, though CIA director John Brennan has defended the agency’s record.

  • December 9, 2014

    Archbishop Justin Welby has been commended for highlighting UK hunger, but questioned for focusing on charity rather than justice.

  • December 8, 2014

    Scotland’s poorest households are paying £1,300 a year more than their wealthier neighbours for everyday goods and services.

  • December 4, 2014

    As we enter the Advent season we are aware that Christmas is coming - and with it the promise of peace. But how do we make that a reality in a fractured world? That is the challenge behind our annual appeal 2014. Thank you to those who have contributed so far.

  • December 2, 2014

    To coincide with publication of the cross-party agreement negotiated by the Smith Commission, Ekklesia has now published its own submission to the Commission, made at the end of October 2014 alongside contributions by around 300 civic organisations and 1,700 individuals.

  • December 2, 2014

    Back in January 2013, Ekklesia made a short submission to the Land Reform Review Group (LRRG) set up by the Scottish government to consider one of the most important issues of social and economic justice in the country -- one where there has been persistent avoidance of core questions for many years.

  • December 2, 2014

    Yeb Sano, the young Filipino diplomat who wept and fasted for two weeks after super-typhoon Haiyan devastated his country, has been excluded from UN Climate Talks.

  • December 1, 2014

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.